January 10, 2006

Sunbeam Workhorse - The Model 9 Mixmaster

The vintage kitchen appliance manual shown on the left, How to Get the Most Out of Your Sunbeam Automatic Mixmaster (1948, 44 pages) was published for use with Sunbeam's Model 9 mixer. The Model 9 was introduced in 1948 and was the most versatile appliance of it's kind.

Besides the standard juicer, a large number of other attachments, "designed to make short work of tiresome home tasks," were available for the Model 9. These included the Meat Grinder/Food Chopper, Drink Mixer, Slicer and Shredder, Butter Churn, Colander, Can Opener, Bean Slicer, Ice Cream Freezer, Coffee Grinder, Knife Sharpener, Polisher, Pea Sheller and the Potato Peeler. The illustrations of the attachments shown below are from the booklet.

The Sunbeam Model 9 Mixmaster was manufactured for only two years. This popular model was introduced in 1948 and manufactured through most of 1950. Many of the attachments were no longer produced after 1950, with the Juicer, the Meat Grinder/Chopper, the Slicer/Shredder, the Butter Churn and the Drink Mixer being the exceptions.

The front of the manual explains the Automatic Mix-Finder Dial, The Automatic Bowl-Speed Control, The Automatic Beater Ejector and the Automatic Juice Extractor. (Sunbeam was apparently wild about the word "Automatic".) Other hints for getting the most from your Mixmaster are given along with recipes for cakes, icings, cookies, candies, mashed potatoes and vegetables, salad dressings, desserts, pies, waffles and some miscellaneous items. The pages showing the attachments don't tell how to use them, but rather explains what they can be used for.

The ice cream freezer attachment was meant to be used in conjunction with any make of ice cream freezer (up to 3 quart capacity) and Sunbeam included a freezer-made Vanilla Ice Cream recipe. They also included recipes for making Vanilla and Quick Marshmallow flavor ice creams and Pineapple and Banana Lemon Sherbets in the Automatic Refrigerator.

In the center of the booklet are full-page color advertisements for four other Sunbeam kitchen appliances--the Ironmaster, the Radiant Control Toaster, the Coffeemaster and the Waffle Baker -- all Automatic of course. (I told you!)

The last two pages cover the Care of the Mixmaster and the Parts for the Model 9 Automatic Mixmaster. The parts are listed with their names, part numbers and illustrations.

Meat Grinder/Food Chopper

Drink Mixer

Slicer and Shredder

Butter Churn


Can Opener

Bean Slicer

Ice Cream Freezer

Coffee Grinder

Knife Sharpener


Pea Sheller

Potato Peeler


At 12:32 PM CST, Blogger Kathy said...

Do you have a Sunbeam recipe book from the 1950's that has a Cupcake and frosting recipe? My ex's grandmother used to make these almond cupcakes that were to die for and I maybe the recipe was from Sunbeam. Thanks

At 12:35 PM CST, Blogger Kathy said...

Does anyone have a cupcake recipe from the Sunbeam Instruction Book in the 1950's. My sister in law remembers her grandmother making almond cupcakes and she thinks the recipe came from Sunbeam book. Thanks

At 8:01 PM CDT, Blogger beetree said...

Love this post! Just found a model 9 at the thrift store for $14.95! It only came with the larger mixing bowl (in mint shape!), and mixers, so I am looking for the juicer and maybe the shredder! I'll be posting it soon @ underthebeetree.blogspot.com. :)

At 4:46 PM CDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much could one of those be worth, with just the standard whipping attachment?


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